Implant longevity, complications and functional outcome following proximal femoral arthroplasty for musculoskeletal tumors: a systematic review.

@article{Thambapillary2013ImplantLC,
  title={Implant longevity, complications and functional outcome following proximal femoral arthroplasty for musculoskeletal tumors: a systematic review.},
  author={Sivaharan Thambapillary and R. Dimitriou and Kostantinos G Makridis and Evangelos Minas Fragkakis and Peter P Bobak and Peter V Giannoudis},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={1381-5}
}
A systematic review of the literature was undertaken to evaluate the outcomes and complications following proximal femoral arthroplasty for primary or metastatic tumors affecting the proximal femur. Six hundred sixty-eight patients were available for review. The length of resection ranged from 92 to 212 mm. Limb salvage rate reached over 90%. At 5 years the implant survival rate was 84% and at 10 years, it was 70%. The overall revision rate was 11.1%. Prevalence of venous thrombo-embolic (VTE… CONTINUE READING